Revere’s first honorary firefighter
As the Journal went to press, word has been received that Michael J. Carroll, one of the Revere community’s most popular volunteers, passed away following a seven-month battle with congential heart disease late on Monday, Dec. 10 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Most recently, Revere Fire Chief Christopher P. Bright awarded Michael Revere’s First Honorary Firefighter Badge (#51 Squad) at his hospital bedside.
The beloved son of John F. Carroll of Revere and the late Marna S. (Kelley) Carroll, Michael was the adored grandson of Jean Kelley-Martin of Revere and the late Donald A. Kelley and Joseph A. Martin; the devoted brother of: Brian J. Carroll of Revere, the proud Godson and nephew to Colleen C. Kelley and her husband, James Wakely of Lynn and the cherished nephew to: Lance A. Kelley and his wife, Diane and Donna J. Dicks and Cynthia A. Welch, all of Revere, and Lorraine Brown and her late husband, Chelsea Police Sgt. Weldon Brown, Joseph Carroll and his wife, Maryann, all of Chelsea, Patricia Smith of Billerica, June Carroll of Everett and the late George Carroll and his late wife, Janet. Many faithful cousins and a large congregation of extended family and friends also survive Michael.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, Dec. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere. His Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) at 11 a.m. Entombment at Woodlawn Chapel Columbarium will be held privately at a later time. Flowers are welcome, however, remembrances may be made to: Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-3354. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandmith.com.
Richard Lawrence Curtis
Of East Boston, formerly of Revere
Richard Lawrence Curtis of East Boston, formerly of Revere, passed away suddenly on Dec. 8.
The beloved husband of Elizabeth (Puzzo) Curtis, he was the devoted father of Christopher Curtis and his daughter, Angela of Revere, loving son of the late Doris “Bingo” Bigwood and Dave Bigwood and is also survived by many loving brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Richard’s life by gathering on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in honoring Richard’s life, memorial donations may be made to Richard’s family to help defray funeral expenses. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit: ruggieromh.com.
Michael Edward Kraby
Of East Boston, formerly of Revere
With deep sadness Michael Edward Kraby, unexpectedly passed away on Dec. 2, 2018. Born, Feb. 17, 1967, son of the late Joseph Warren Kraby and Dottie Ferrara Kraby, survived by 5 brothers and sisters, Joseph “Jay” Kraby, Barbara Costantino, Elaine “Pic” Ferrara, Karen Blandino and Richard S. Kraby, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was the uncle of the late Brittney Costantino, who passed on Dec. 8, 2017.
Richard graduated from Revere High.
He worked as a landscaper and car detailer. Please contact the family for details about arrangements.
Claude Joseph Mercurio
Lifelong Beachmont resident
Claude Joseph Mercurio, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, Revere, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 8 at the age of 97.
Claude proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He was the beloved husband of the late Edith “Edie” (Rizzo), devoted father of Claudette Mercurio-Ash and her husband, Bill of Wakefield, Michael Mercurio and James Mercurio and his wife, Deborah, all of Revere; cherished grandfather of Cameron, Tyler, Christian and Nicholas; dear brother of Elodia D’Agosta and her late husband, Joe, Michael Mercurio and his late wife, Lorraine and the late Mary Ferrante. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Monday, Dec. 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boston Children’s Hospital, Attn: Development, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Saugus, formerly of Revere
Michele (DeVincenzi) Moscone of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on Dec. 6 at the age of 64.
The beloved wife of the late Nicholas H. Moscone, she was the devoted mother of Jennifer Dinarello and her husband, Dave and Leanne and Nick Moscone III, all of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Sophia Rose Dinarello and Anthony Nicholas Dinarello and dear sister of the late Arthur “AJ” DeVincenzi and his surviving wife, Irene of Revere. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was the adoring sister in law to Susan Mirabello and her husband, Robert of Saugus, Henry Moscone and his wife, Terry of New Hampshire and the late Stephen Moscone of Saugus.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Science Foundation 148 Linden St., #303 Wellesley, MA 02482. For guest book please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Retired Mass. Department of Transportation Civil engineer
Charles H. Daily of Winthrop passed away suddenly on Dec. 5. He was 93 years old.
Charles was a graduate of Winthrop High School and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. After his military service, he graduated from Boston College where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Charles was a retired civil engineer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Transportation.
The beloved husband of the late Irene L. (Paige) Daily, he was born in Winthrop, the son of the late Charles A. and Gertrude M. (White) Daily. He was the devoted father of Irene L. Doucette of Winthrop, Jacqueline A. LeClair and her husband, Richard of Waltham and Lisa A. Talacci and her husband, Anthony of Cohasset; adored grandfather of Michael DiCarlo Jr., Jack and Charlie LeClair and Katie and Danny Talacci and the dear brother of John W. Daily of Lowell and the late Marie G. Alagero. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop on Dec.10. Burial took place in Winthrop Cemetery, (Belle Isle Section.) For guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.